I know I’m probably starting off dramatic here, but given that these forums are barely alive, it makes me often glance towards the US forums, Twitter and Reddit.
What I am seeing there, seperate from Reddit, is just a bunch of people intertwining real life politics constantly into the franchise.
I had an interesting thread open earlier about Baine and his datamined stuff in 10.0.7.
It opened up the discussion towards Baine and his… particular interest of the Alliance, something that I too am frustrated with. I quite enjoyed seeing people still remember how wacky Taurajo’s justification was.
Until a poster made the comparison of “white men rampaging through a “native american” tribe” with plenty of upvotes and how problematic this was.
I’m all in favor of finally taking revenge in the name of Taurajo, but not this way.
This is starting to become an ongoing problem. With mediums such as the US forums and Twitter constantly reshaping the lore to a political metaphor. It’s quite tiresome.
And I slowly see Blizzard adapting this notion.
Earlier I had a post deleted because I was insulted. I just phrased how I miss the metal aspect of Wow, the brutality, and that this was slowly being taken out of the game, and someone made a comment how this is a “social change” quoting real life political social rights like the end of slavery and such and that ofcourse I felt uncomfortable with this change, but that I should accept it.
I did not know that the metal and brutal aesthetics of Warcraft was a social problem. But am I supposed to take it that the GM agreed with said person as he removed my comment for calling his comparison a bunch of garbage?
I seriously am becoming tired. I don’t know about you guys but if these people are speaking louder and louder, I see it slowly affecting Blizzard aswell.